Graduate Student Course Load

Load for a full-time graduate student is 9 semester hours in the fall or spring semester. Summer loads are determined by the length of the summer session in which the student is enrolled.

Semester Credit Hours 16 Week (Fall/Spring) 10 Week (Summer) 8 Week Session 5 Week Session
Max Load 16 hours 12 hours 9 hours 6 hours
Full Load 9 hours 6 hours 5 hours 3 hours

Enrollment Status Descriptions for Financial Aid: For financial aid purposes, enrollment requirements are the same for every semester (Fall, Spring, and Summer).  Graduate students must be enrolled in at least nine graduate-level credit hours to be considered full-time, 7 to 8 graduate-level credit hours to be considered three-fourths time, and 5 to 6 graduate-level credit hours to be considered half-time.

Note: Loads in excess of the maximum require approval from the Director of Graduate Studies.